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First Catholic Slovak Union of America (FCSU) (Cleveland, OH), Records

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Immigration History Research Center, College of Liberal Arts, University of Minnesota

Descriptive summary

Creator: First Catholic Slovak Union of America (Cleveland, Ohio).
Dates: 1890-1958
Abstract: Records (1890-1958) of the First Catholic Slovak Union comprise applications for membership, correspondence of the Supreme Secretary with individual lodges, records of the central offices, and membership ledgers. Correspondence of the Supreme Secretary and the lodges relates to membership dues, insurance rates, payment of death benefits, and acceptance and expulsion of members. Correspondence with more than 600 lodges is included. Correspondence of the Supreme Secretary and other Supreme officers documents such matters as chartering of new lodges. Also included are minutes of annual conventions (1928-1958), reports of the officers, and membership lists (1890-1896).
Quantity: 40 linear ft.
Language: In Slovak and English.
Collection ID: IHRC727

HISTORICAL SKETCH

The First Catholic Slovak Union (Prva Katolicka Slovenska Jednota) was organized in 1890 as a fraternal benefit society. It is the largest Slovak fraternal benefit society in North America and has over seven hundred lodges in the United States and Canada. There is also a youth auxiliary and a sports club attached to the Union. The FCSU provides members with life insurance, social, and cultural activities. Its publications include Jednota (a weekly newspaper), the yearbooks Furdek and Kalendár Jednota, and books relating to Slovak history and culture.


DESCRIPTION OF THE COLLECTION


ACCESS RESTRICTIONS

The First Catholic Slovak Union of America (FCSU) (Cleveland, OH) collection is available for public research.

OWNERSHIP & LITERARY RIGHTS

The First Catholic Slovak Union of America (FCSU) (Cleveland, OH) collection is the physical property of the Immigration History Reseach Center, University of Minnesota.

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CITE AS

The First Catholic Slovak Union of America (FCSU) (Cleveland, OH) Records, Slovak American Collection, Immigration History Research Center, University of Minnesota

Index Terms

Slovak Americans--Societies, etc.
Friendly societies--Ohio--Cleveland.
Friendly societies--Canada.
Slovak Americans--Ohio--Cleveland.

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